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Off contract list

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    Since Manly missed out on Carney and Topou
    here is a list of players off contract

    Darius Boyd
    Nick Emmett
    Michael Ennis
    Craig Frawley
    Ben Hannant
    Tom Hewitt
    Denan Kemp
    Joel Moon

    Colin Best
    Terry Campese
    Marshall Chalk
    Neville Costigan
    Michael Dobson
    Ryan Hinchcliffe
    Ben Jones
    Brett Kelly
    Scott Logan
    David Milne
    Jack Pearson
    Adrian Purtell
    Trevor Thurling
    Glen Turner
    Michael Weyman

    Chris Armit
    Kane Cleal
    Andrew Emelio
    Jarrad Hickey
    Corey Hughes
    Brad Morrin
    Heka Nanai
    Luke Patten
    Cameron Phelps
    Luke Thompson

    Dustin Cooper
    Luke Covell
    Isaac De Gois
    Luke Douglas
    Adam Peek
    Ben Pomeroy
    Jacob Selmes
    Brett Seymour
    Paul Stephenson
    Misi Taulapapa

    Clint Amos
    Nathan Friend
    Josh Graham
    Michael Hodgson
    Kris Kahler
    Brad Meyers
    Billy Ngawini
    Luke O'Dwyer
    Matthew Petersen
    James Stosic
    Luke Swain
    Chris Walker

    Sea Eagles
    Jack Afamasaga
    Matt Ballin
    Steve Bell
    Mark Bryant
    Steve Menzie
    George Rose
    David Vaealiki
    Jason Wells
    David Williams

    Russell Aitken
    Matt Geyer
    Aiden Guerra
    Sinbad Kali
    Lucas Miller
    Kevin Proctor
    Jeremy Smith
    Joseph Tomane


    Michael Crockett
    Wairangi Koopu
    Steve Price
    Ryan Shortland
    Logan Swann

    Chris Bailey
    Danny Buderus
    Scott Dureau
    Marvin Karawana
    Adam MacDougall
    Jesse Royal
    Akulia Uate
    Mark Taufua

    Ben Farrar
    Sione Faumuina
    Sam Faust
    John Frith
    Ashley Graham
    Ben Harris
    Mark Henry
    Keiron Lander
    Jacob Lillyman
    Justin Smith
    Steve Southern
    Ben Vaeau
    Carl Webb
    Ty Williams

    Josh Cordoba
    Brett Finch
    Weller Hauraki
    Anthony Mitchell
    Brendan Oake
    Joel Reddy
    Chad Robinson
    Daniel Wagon

    Peewee Moke
    Mark O'Halloran
    Luke Priddis
    Frank Puletua
    Shane Rodney
    Luke Rooney
    Nathan Smith
    Joe Williams
    Richie Williams
    Brendan Worth

    Nathanael Barnes
    Ben Lowe
    Shannan McPherson
    Eddie Paea
    Ben Rogers
    Jeremy Smith
    Luke Stuart
    Nigel Vagana

    Jardine Bobongie
    Rangi Chase
    Matt Cooper
    Ben Ellis
    Joseph Falemaka
    Jon Green
    Mark Hendy
    Michael Lett
    Brett Morris
    Josh Morris
    Jason Nightingale
    Matt Prior
    Alex Ranieri
    Kirk Reynoldson
    Jarrod Saffy
    Frank Samia
    Lagi Setu
    Stuart Webb
    Simon Woolford

    Riley Brown
    Craig Fitzgibbon
    Shaun Foley
    Brent Grose
    Albert Hopoate
    Steve Meredith
    Lopini Paea
    Mickey Paea
    Sam Perrett
    Amos Roberts
    Shane Shackleton
    David Shillington

    Stuart Flanagan
    Keith Galloway
    Mathew Head
    Chris Heighington
    Brett Hodgson
    Ryan O'Hara
    Ben Te’o
    Nick Youngquest
  2. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,387 /402
    As 5/8 goes, I reckon:-
    Mathew Head
    Mickey Paea
    Rangi Chase
    Eddie Paea
    Brett Finch
    Scott Dureau
    Russell Aitken
    Jason Wells (at a stretch)
    Terry Campese
    Joel Moon (at a stretch)
    Ben Rogers
    Michael Dobson

    Back row:-
    Neville Costigan (similar to Tupou)
    Jeremy Smith
    Jacob Lillyman
    Steve Southern
    Carl Webb

    OTHER to look at:-
    David Shillington
    Lopini Paea
    Josh Morris
    Brett Morris
    Luke Douglas
    Ben Hannant

    Although the Morris boys are wingers, and we have plenty, I thought maybe:-

    01. Brett Morris
    02. Michael Bani
    03. Jamie Lyon
    04. Steve Matai
    05. Josh Morris
    06. Brett Stewart
    07. Matt Orford

    But I know that's WAY out there, and I realise Robertson is awesome as well.
  3. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,387 /402
    Actually buggar that - we need a freaking 5/8 !
  4. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
    We need a suitable replacement for beaver IMO. This has got to be his last season. He's doing himself a huge injustice if he plays on.

    I say go for Hannant and Barrett if its possible.
  5. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,757 /88
    Ryan I suggest we look at Rangi Chase/Ben Rogers/Terry campese - would come relatively cheap
  6. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

    +4 /0
    Yeah I'd be looking at a 5/8th option.

    Terry Campese, Joel Moon, Rangi Chase, Richie Williams, Russell Aitken, Chris Bailey are the ones i'd be looking at. They are all young and all have kicking and passing skills that we can build on.

    Ryan, I'd love to see Mickey Paea play 5/8th. He'd have to be the worlds biggest.
  7. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

    +4 /0
    Ben Rogers, Sam Tagatese and Liam Foran.

    Sign those three.
  8. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,623 /204
    Well there are plenty of 5/8ths on the market, if we dont sign one then you really have to start asking questions.

    The worrying thing for me is that we seem to be gun ho on replacing beaver with a blue chip backrower and dont care as much about a 5/8th. We have decent backrowers in the depths, it wont be the end of the world if we dont get a replacement but our best 5/8 is 17 right now.
  9. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    I reckon we are short of a top running second rower. Watmough and Stewart are both industrious and great forwards but we need some class and size for our third backrower, unless you reckon Willo is the man?
  10. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

    +4 /0
  11. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,736 /120
    Cuthbo is not really a runner, he does hit the line but tries to offload constantly
  12. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    Good comment. He is being used more as an impact player but hopefully can make the jump to 80 minute player. Would like him to be more consistent in defence though.
  13. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

    +4 /0
    In my opinion, that blue chip backrower is Tagataese . He is totally forgotten in the Melbourne pack, but physically he is bloody impressive. Good size/shape for a backrower and he's quick as well. The Storm have four forwards off contract (Tagataese, Jeff Lima, Sika Manu and Jeremy Smith), and they can't keep them all. Bellamy loves Tagataese and would be loathe to see him leave the club, but if we get in quick while the Storm work out who they can keep we might jag a real talent. Lima would be another one, but his star has risen a long way since the start of last year - his asking price wouldn't be cheap, and our prop depth is probably the best in the comp. Lima and Tagataese are the ones the Storm would want to keep - but it'd be worth a crack.
  14. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,387 /402
    I still think Neville Costigan - when fit - he's ruthless. He's also a CURRENT State of Origin Back rower. If we were after Tupou - Costigan would do just as well, but be 1/2 the price.
  15. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,387 /402
    I think this would be a great team:

    01. Brett Stewart
    02. Michael Robertson
    03. Steve Matai
    04. Jamie Lyon
    05. Michael Bani
    06. Rangi Chase
    07. Matt Orford
    08. Jason King
    09. Matt Ballin
    10. Brent Kite
    11. Anthony Watmough
    12. Neville Costigan
    13. Glenn Stewart

    14. Heath Le'Strange
    15. Josh Perry
    16. Adam Cuthbertson
    17. Jarred Wearra-Hargreaves

    for the record:-

    DOB: 11/04/1986 
    Starsign:  Aries 
    Height (cm): 174 cm 
    Weight (kg): 83 kg 

    Position In the half's and hooker
    Year Started 2006
    Contract End 2008
    07 Club Dragons
    Previous Clubs Wests Tigers
    Rep Honours NZ U16's, NZA
    Career FG Games Debut Tigers
    Dragons FG Games 14
    08 Goal Play 1st Grade all year
    Toughest Opponent Rueben Wiki
    What does playing in the centenary Year of Rugby League mean to you? Everything, its an honour to be apart of Rugby League in a special year
    Favourite Player of all time Stacey Jones
    Advise to Young Players Don’t give up on your dreams, even if someone tells you cant make it
    Toughest Team to play against and why? Bulldogs
    Most admired opposition player Scott Prince, Matt Bowen
    Career Highlight Playing Warriors in NZ 2007
    Who has had the biggest influence on your career Family
    What are you looking to do post-football? Helping the youth
    What do you enjoy doing outside of football Sleeping, hanging with family and friends
    Favourite Saying Ay Bay Bay, Rude Dude
    What is your favourite childhood memory Going to the river with all the cousins
    Best birthday present you have ever received My Police Bike when I was 5
    Worst birthday present you have ever received Getting nothing
    smartest team mate Jamie Soward
    Favourite TV Show Discovery Channel
    Favourite Movie Men of Honour
    What has been the most important lesson you have learned from your parents To love and respect your elders, because when they go you'd wish you had
    Favourite Food McDonalds, Beef and Lamb
    You have just won a million dollars, how do you spend it? Give to the family and friends and then splash it on myself
    Which reality TV show do you think you would last the longest on - Australian Idol, Big Brother, Survivor? Big Brother
    Favourite holiday destination? Don’t know, I herd Thailand is good.
  16. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

    +109 /2
    DOn't rate Chase one bit. He make some stupid stupid decisions.
  17. Stuey Davis Socks

    Stuey Davis Socks Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +575 /4
    Costigan might not fit the no dickheads policy.
  18. Merc

    Merc Member

    +0 /0
    Campese for sure.

    He has good size age and skill. Notice a lot of 5/8's are quite large now.

    Behind our forward pack and with Orford on one side him on the other.

    Options! Options! Options!

  19. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

    +4 /0
    Chase has been terrible for the Dragons. Not only has he not been playing well, but he hasn't been following orders.

    He has no concept of thinking two plays ahead. Browny could outline the perfect gameplan for his team, but it is never going to work because once Chase gets the ball in his hands he does whatever he wants. The team might have worked the ball into the perfect position for a pet play on the right hand side but if Chase gets the ball then he is just as likely to ignore the whole set-up and head left.

    Costigan is another player I wouldn't have a bar of. Bad track record off the field, has only delivered (partly delivered) one half decent season (his last one, at the Raiders) and was lucky to jag an Origin spot thanks to the Canberra connection (Meninga with Henry as assistant coach).

    He's on his way to the Titans anyway, but he's a bad egg and not worth the trouble. Tagataese has the aggression and talent that Costigan brings without the baggage. Am I the only bloke who rates Sammy T? I feel like I'm talking to myself here...
  20. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

    +109 /2
    Rate him very highly. He would fit the team perfectly.

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